EUROMOT asks the EU Commission to postpone the SCIP database implementation deadline
On 5th May seven associations representing the EU Non-Road Mobile Machinery sector (EUROMOT, CECE, CEMA, EGMF, FEM, EUnited and Europgen) addressed a letter to the Executive Vice-President of the European Commission Frans Timmermans. Such a letter expresses our sector’s concerns over the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on manufacturers’ ability to collect and provide information to the SCIP database (“database for the Substances of Concern In articles, as such or in complex objects (Products)”) by 5th January 2021, as imposed by the Waste Framework Directive.
The seven associations underline that the SCIP requirements were already very challenging under normal circumstances due to the complexity of our sector’s supply chains. Moreover, the database is still under development by the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA): the final version should not be ready before October 2020.
The current pandemic has made the situation even more challenging: data collection will be extremely difficult for our members, due to heavy disruptions impacting the whole European and global supply chains (with companies having to a large extent slowed down, if not shut down, their operations for several weeks all over the world). Moreover, conducting the needed tests to ensure compliance with the database requirement will also be very complex.
For these reasons, the EU NRMM sector has requested a postponement of the 5th January 2021 deadline.